Fiddler on the Roof 2016
Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, a poor milkman living in 1905 Tsarist Russia, in the village of Anatevka with his wife and five daughters. Tevye is challenged by the changing of traditions that are taking place in his family, as his three eldest daughters choose to marry for love, rather than have a husband picked for them. The show also follows Tevye and the other villagers within Anatevka's Jewish community, as they are forced to cope increasing persecution they are facing from the non-Jewish community and the Russian authorities.
The show received glowing reviews from The Daily Echo, The Soton Tab and The Edge.
"LOPSOC’s Fiddler on the Roof is funny, witty, tender and bitter all at the same time! Featuring some really outstanding singing and emotional acting, the show will have you laughing and crying throughout." - The Daily Echo
"The Light Operatic Society’s rendition of this Broadway classic is a joy to watch." - The Soton Tab
Memorable Show and Rehearsal Moments
- The Act 2 Man 1 line David Child had been waiting his whole life to say.
- Every time Rosemary Wilson stood in for one of the female soloists.
- The house falling apart on stage mid-show, and the excellent save by Ellie-Rose Fowler.
- The frozen peas.
- The collective hallucination of a kickline during "To Life" in the Saturday performance.
- Cast members drink over 6 litres of Ribena in the Tech / Dress runs. Go bottle dancers!
- The invention of Vodquila.
- "YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DISEASED CHICKENS!"
- "What would I do with two?" - "The same you do with one"
- "Quiet I'm singing!"
- "I have more than 100 bottles of vodka. What will I do with them?"
- "You can die from such a man".
- "Tzeitel, don't forget the baby!"
- "Lazar Wolf, who has EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD... except a bride"
- "Well, the Satisfactory Volume has many lessons for our times."
- "Well, the Kind Of All Right Manuscript has many lessons for our times."
- "Well, the Acceptable Tome has many lessons for our times."
- "Well, the Passable Periodical has many lessons for our times."
- "Well, the Pretty OK Folio has many lessons for our times."
- "Well, the Not That Bad Journal has many lessons for our times."
|Musical Director||Amy Wardle|
|Musical Director||Barnaby Wilson|
|Associate Producer||Venetia Matthews|
|Wardrobe Managee||Rhona Graham|